Overwatch 2 was off to a great start gameplay wise, improving nerfs and buffs on overpowered and underpowered characters. Not only that, but they added to their roster of existing damage, support, and tank picks. Blizzard even created new maps that players are enjoying, continuing to drop us into the Earth’s most beautiful spaces. All of that going for them and players were halted by the drop of a festive looking Christmas skin that arrived in the store. The Bastion Gingerbread skin was on sale for players to get and enjoy in their competitive, quickplay, or arcade gameplay. There was only one problem for the gift that players pinpointed immediately, it wasn’t free or good-natured, costing us a precious coin.
Why is this a problem may you ask? The problem exists not with it being a paid for item, but with it not being a free item. Twitter has become enraged over the fact that the skin costs them one Overwatch coin. Normally this wouldn’t have been an issue, as Overwatch’s new holiday festivities contained the ability to unlock an ice-queen skin for Brigitte through challenge unlocks. Players were angry that the skin wasn’t given out for free and required an annoying one coin to unlock. Rightfully so, it does not have to do with the small fee but with how the shop and currency is set up in general.
The problem aligns with the general queries that players have had since day one, wondering why coins were so hard to come by when loot boxes were so easy to come by? Going free to play, Blizzard implemented a system like Fortnite contains, in which you can find Fortnite skins to buy here. When leveling up, players no longer obtain loot boxes with four items inside, but they receive nothing. Battle pass buyers also receive no influx of coins from their purchase. It is only when completing weekly challenges, that players can earn up to sixty coins a week for. This alone, is where the problem for the cosmetic lies.
When gaining sixty coins a week, if a player completes over eleven weekly challenges that require some time to complete, gamers can expect to receive 3,120 coins over the course of a full year. This is enough to buy one legendary skin and potentially an epic skin, that’s it. Adding in the cost of Bastion’s one coin cosmetic really takes away ten coins from the player, leaving the other nine rendered useless for upcoming purchases. Not only that, but it makes the organization lovers out there furious, with an uneven number staring them down over the course of playing. It would be fantastic to have a way of obtaining greater currency without the need of purchasing it, and hopefully Blizzard will tune their radio in that sense. A cheaper way to obtain skins that players really want may be to check out our Overwatch 2 accounts for sale.
That being said, the offering of the Ice Queen skin was a welcome one to gamers. Companies realizing that not everybody can afford to pay for cosmetics and offering a way to unlock certain skins through the old school way of gameplay is a welcome sight. Blizzard has also stated in the past that they will continue to do so, bringing back the tradition of event skins from the original. In the past, Blizzard has offered new skins for most events like the Summer Games, Christmas, and Halloween. Not to mention that Torbjorn’s mace-swinging daughter has not received a cool new skin in a while, so this is sure to chill rooms.